In this conference, I would like to thank everyone who helped to organize Autoimmunity in 2017; Where Are We Now? which was held at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn, NY, USA on April 28-29, 2017. In addition, I would like to thank all of our incredible faculty and poster presenters who made this conference the global, seismic educational and networking event it turned out to be.

Extra special thanks go to our inspired organizing secretary, Mr. Ahmed Ullah, our inexhaustible executive secretaries, Ms. Hoor Fatima and Ms. Madiha Rauf, our resourceful marketing director, Mr. Muaaz Ahmed, our brilliant techno-geek, Mr. Zeeshan Hanif, our New York based members of the scientific organizing committee, Drs. Gül Bahtiyar and Jocelyne Karam. Extraordinary thanks also go to super-organizer, Mr. Noman Pirzada and speaker-turned-organizer Professor David Naor of Hebrew University, without whose constant attention we would never have been able to attract the stellar faculty that we did, representing some of the world’s most prestigious learning centers. I would also like to thank Ms. Kathleen Daniel outreach director from the office of the Brooklyn Borough President, Mr. Eric Adams, for opening our 2 day conference with such passion and eloquence and preparing such a beautiful citation for the conference. Heartfelt thanks also go to Ms. Stephanie Palmer and her wonderful staff at Roulette Intermedium who seamlessly assisted with all arrangements, sound, lighting, projection, poster board delivery, and catering coordination and to our wonderful caterers, who met a number of special dietary needs deliciously and efficiently.

The meeting venue, Roulette Intermedium, is a wonderful, historic theater, filled with the nostalgia of an earlier era, yet equipped with state of the art electronics.

Alan Sacerdote
Department of Medicine, Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

We appreciate your organizing this wonderful international conference that the leading clinicians, translational and basic research scientists shared their progresses and viewpoints for the treatment of autoimmune diseases.

Yong Zaho
Associate Scientist, Department of Research, Hackensack University Medical Center
40 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 USA

The meeting could be held in a better location.
There should provide kosher meals for guests who eat kosher.
Organization was very nice, timed effectively.

Issac Sachmechi
Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine and North Shore Diabetes & Endocrine Associates, New York, NY, USA